Suraev Maxim Victorovich
Member of Supreme Council of Rugby Union of Russia
Date of Birth: 24.12.1972
In 1994 - graduated from the Kachin Higher Military Aviation School of Pilots named after A.F. Myasnikov in & nbsp; specialty "Command and tactical fighter aircraft".
In 1997 - & nbsp; graduated from the Air Force Engineering Academy & nbsp; named after Professor N.E. Zhukovsky on & nbsp; specialty "Research, testing and & nbsp; application of aviation technology and & nbsp; weapons".
In 2007 - graduated from the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the & nbsp; President of the Russian Federation with a degree in jurisprudence.
1997By order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, he was enlisted as a test cosmonaut candidate in the astronaut corps of the Research Institute of Yuri Gagarin Astronaut Training Center (NII CTC).
1999Awarded the qualification of a test astronaut.
2000 - 2006Training under the program of flights to the International Space Station.
2006 - 2008Training as part of the ISS-17 backup crew as ISS Commander, Soyuz TMA TPK Commander.
2008 - 2009Training as part of the ISS-19 backup crew as an ISS flight engineer, commander of the Soyuz TMA TPK.
2009 - 2010Commander of the Soyuz TMA-16 TPK and a flight engineer on the ISS. The total duration of the expedition was 169 days. During the flight, he performed a spacewalk for 5 hours 44 minutes.